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Mozambique in May


Dry season begins in May, and it’s one of the best times to travel – the beaches are looking lovely, and there are near-perfect conditions for diving and enjoying close encounters with marine life.

What's the weather going to be like in Mozambique in May?

  • Days feature clear blue skies and light breezes
  • May is the start of dry season, and ideal for sightseeing
  • Temperatures are warm
  • We recommend packing light layers.

What are the highlights of visiting Mozambique in May?

  • This is one of the best months for taking a trip to the coast, as the waters are clear and the waves are calm
  • There aren’t many mosquitoes about
  • Conditions for diving and enjoying close encounters with marine life are near perfect
  • May is excellent for exploring Ilha de Moçambique and Ibo Island, World Heritage Sites off the country’s northern coast
  • The Azgo festival, Mozambique’s biggest arts and culture event, takes place in capital city Maputo
  • The beaches along the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos are looking particularly idyllic this month, providing superb photo opportunities.

Any lowlights?

  • Western Europe’s summer school holidays start towards the end of the month, so property prices are on the rise
  • If you travel during the final week or so of the month, you might encounter a lot of other tourists.
  • Properties tend to book up quickly for May half term, so if you plan to travel during this period it’s recommended to book in advance. 

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